Categories of Personal Information CollectedGIN receives and collects the following categories of personal information.
- Information that you provide: we may collect information provided by visitors to the site, such as the names and e-mail addresses of those who submit Member or Associate applications, or who communicate with us via e-mail or through an online contact form, as well as information submitted through online ordering and by signing up for our mailings.
- Information collected by our Web servers: when you visit this site, our Web servers may automatically collect your “internet protocol” (IP) address and information about the web page that you visited immediately prior to visiting our site.
- Cookies: a cookie is a small text file that is sent to your Web browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. When you visit this site, a cookie may be sent to your computer. You can control whether or not you want to accept cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser.
Use of Personal Information CollectedGIN may use the information that visitors provide us to improve the content of our site, to inform visitors of new products and services, information and for other developmental, operational, or commercial purposes, and to transmit the personal information to third parties for the same reasons.
GIN may use the information collected by our Web servers to help us track our visitors use of the site, analyze traffic patterns, and identify sources of web traffic to our site.
GIN may also use the information we collect to investigate, prevent or take action against suspected illegal activities. We may use the information for legal proceedings, such as responding to subpoenas, court orders, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. In the event that our company or its assets are acquired by or merged with a third party, the information collected by our site may be one of the assets transferred.
GIN reserves the right to share your personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your email address, postal address, and telephone number with its Associates and third parties.
Security MeasuresOur web hosting company uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer information exchanged with our site. Our web hosting company has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. Although we believe that our web hosting company provides appropriate security measures, we are not responsible for the practices, actions or inactions of that company.
Effective 1 November, 2014